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Monday, May 01, 2006

Chavez, the Great Democrat:
   More Boston Globe editorial lunacy

The Boston Globe editorializes on Chavez' oil discounts to American consumers via CITGO,

Many Venezuelans are far poorer than the Americans who will benefit from the discounted oil. A case can be made that Chavez should help his own countrymen first. Americans, however, are major consumers of Venezuelan oil. It's appropriate for Chavez to offer discounts as an informal rebate to the customers who are most affected by high prices.

Representative Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee, is investigating to determine whether the oil deal is ''part of an unfriendly government's increasingly belligerent and hostile foreign policy." If this is belligerence, let's have more.

No, really. Read that again.


Chavez is merely offering as an informal rebate to the customers who are most affected by high prices?? But it is okay that he isn't using that money to help his own people, the very people who put him in office??

Chavez, the Humane Oil Executive with a Big Heart; the Great Humanitarian! Shame on Rep. Barton for questioning Chavez' noble motives. Shame on him for calling a spade, a spade.

I suppose the BG editors were likewise very appreciative of Chinese humanitarian and financial assistance to the Democratic Party during a tough presidential campaign.

Yes, let's have more!


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